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The COVID-19 vaccine mandate ended on Nov. 14 after a vote by the Los Rios Board of Trustees. The LRCCD needs to make sure they are keeping students and staff safe. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

The LRCCD needs to keep students safe after vaccine mandate is dropped

The Current Staff December 15, 2022

The Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Oct. 19. The mandate was officially lifted on Nov. 14.  Ending the mandate lifts the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine...

On Oct. 20, it was announced in a statement by Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, that the Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The mandate remains in effect for now. (Photo via  Pixabay)

Los Rios Board of Trustees votes to end vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2022

The Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees, according to a statement released on Oct. 20 by Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District...

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community met in front of the ARC campus to protest against the Los Rios Community College Districts COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

Members of the ARC community protest against district’s vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Lorraine Barron, and Alyssa Branum February 1, 2022

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community staged a protest against the Los Rios Community College District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in front of the ARC campus.  The mandate was...

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District put a mandate in place that required students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, 2021. Although the mandate is necessary, it should have been handled better, and more information was needed from the district. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How the LRCCD mishandled the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Current Staff November 14, 2021

Before the start of the fall semester, the Los Rios Community College District announced a vaccine mandate that required all students or staff who access college or district facilities to have at least...

On Oct. 1, the vaccine requirement from the Los Rios Community College District was put in place. Some members of the American River College community disagree with the decision to require a vaccine and have held anti-mandate protests. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Members of the ARC community speak out as the LRCCD’s vaccine mandate takes effect

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District announced that it would require all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

As planning for the Fall 2021 semester at American River College  is underway, the health of the community should be at top priority. (Photo via Freepik)

Editorial: Sending students and faculty back without proper resources puts lives at risk

The Current Staff March 17, 2021

It has been a full year since March 13, the day that all the colleges in the Los Rios Community College District shut down. Luckily, for some students and staff, the LRCCD announced on March 1 that the...

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

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